Police Chief Raul Quezada
Police Chief Raul Quezada was named to his position on Dec. 17, 2013. He began his law enforcement career in 1993 when he was hired as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. Chief Quezada lateral transferred to the Anaheim Police Department in 1996.
Over the course of his career, Chief Quezada worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Traffic, Police Activities League, Community Policing, Tourist Oriented Policing and Detectives. As a Lieutenant, he worked as a Watch Commander, District Commander, Strategic Services Commander and finally as the Internal Affairs Commander. Quezada was promoted to Captain in 2010 and was assigned as the Investigations Division Commander. This Division included Detectives, Gang Unit, Safe Schools, Forensics, Property and Evidence, The Anaheim Family Justice Center and the Crime Task Force. He would later assume command of the Operations Support Division which included the Traffic Bureau, Detention Facility, Communications Bureau, Information and Technology Bureau and the Community Services Bureau. He also served as the Special Tactics Detail Commander. On May 17, 2013, he was appointed as the Interim Police Chief for the Anaheim Police Department.
In addition to his professional service here in the United States, Chief Quezada has consulted police officials in Bogota, Columbia and Culiacan, Mexico.
Chief Quezada received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies from California State University Long Beach. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program at Columbia Southern University. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and P.O.S.T Command College.
Chief Quezada and his wife Becky reside in the City of Corona. They have three children: Kirstie, Karlie and Jacob.